Tagged: service provider

Free access to end of life care training

Skills for Care continues to offer free access to e-End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) training to adult social care employers registered with the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC). The DH e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is … Read more → – Free access to end of life care training

Using the national minimum data set for social care

The nature of social care is changing with increasing numbers of people employing their own care and support staff through direct payments from local authorities or other sources of funding. The National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is … Read more → – Using the national minimum data set for social care

NICE guidance on the go with mobile apps

For the first time, doctors, nurses and other users of NICE guidance will be able to access recommendations from NICE wherever they are through NICE’s new, official app. The app will provide offline access to all of NICE’s guidance products, … Read more → – NICE guidance on the go with mobile apps

Telecare in Wakefield transforms integrated care

Wakefield’s telecare service has demonstrated great success and is now a mainstream service, integrated into our assessment process. We conducted a comprehensive, three-year evaluation spanning 2007-2010, with the aim to consider how successful telecare has been in supporting a wide … Read more → – Telecare in Wakefield transforms integrated care

Improving the co-ordination of end of life care

New approaches are being implemented to improve the co-ordination, and quality, of care for people approaching the end of life. As recommended in the End of Life Care Strategy (DH, 2008), EPaCCS (formerly known as Locality Registers) were piloted in … Read more → – Improving the co-ordination of end of life care

A new website to help ‘Find Me Good Care’

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the national charity charged with providing rigorous information and evidence to drive up the quality of social care services, is actively developing a website that provides high quality support to citizens making care … Read more → – A new website to help ‘Find Me Good Care’

Free advice and information for older people

FirstStop provides independent, free advice and information for older people, their families and carers, about care, housing and finance options in later life. It is delivered by a network of local and national partners led by the charity Elderly Accommodation … Read more → – Free advice and information for older people

Lincolnshire Health Trainer Programme

The Health Trainer programme in Lincolnshire was set up in 2008-09 to cover the priority areas of Lincoln, East Lindsey, Boston, Grantham, Gainsborough, Sleaford and South Holland.  In late 2009 the service further expanded with two Health Trainers being appointed … Read more → – Lincolnshire Health Trainer Programme

The coalition commitment on information sharing to tackle violence

The Coalition Programme for Government includes a commitment to require hospitals to share non-confidential information with the police, so they know where gun and knife crime is happening. The implementation of this commitment focuses on the date, location and type … Read more → – The coalition commitment on information sharing to tackle violence

Telehealth to help manage long term conditions

Care pathway redesign – NHS North Yorkshire and York NHS North Yorkshire and York was the first NHS commissioner to redesign care pathways for long term conditions patients with the associated implementation of telehealth. Feedback from phase 1 of the … Read more → – Telehealth to help manage long term conditions